Donald Trump is a dumpster fire of a so-called “president.” He is a pathological liar, he is incompetent, and he is likely to get us into a war with North Korea. Aside from that, domestically, he has turned the nation into a tinderbox of racial division, with white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and Ku Klux Klan members marching and murdering in America’s streets. We all know that the idea of four years of this would be nothing short of disastrous. However, comedian Jimmy Kimmel might have a solution for us all.
During a monologue this week, Kimmel lit into Trump and rattled off just a few of the nutty things we have had to endure as a nation since Trump came to power. Kimmel rightly commented that we simply cannot last this way for another 3 1/2 years. However, Kimmel has a solution: Instead of letting Trump be president, we should let him be king.
Now, before you blow a gasket, hear the man out. Kimmel compared the situation to the Queen of England, who has no real power. She’s a figurehead but does not govern. The Prime Minister does that, along with Parliament. Kimmel said that Trump would like that deal (of course he would) and here is what we should do to execute it:
That’s what we need to do with Donald Trump: We need to set him up in a castle, maybe in Florida, lead him to the top, and then lock the door to that castle. Forever,” he said. “Everyone can call him ‘Your Highness.’”
Kimmel then implored Trump voters to admit the errors of their brainwashed ways:
But you’ve been trying to ignore it, because you don’t want to admit to these smug, annoying liberals that they were right. That’s the last thing you want to do. But the truth is, deep down inside, you know you made a mistake.”
Now, personally, I am conflicted about this. Trump is awful and dangerous, but Pence could be worse. His fever dream is some kind of Evangelical theocracy where homosexuality is illegal and LGBTQ people are executed (or perhaps worse), and where women are jailed for having abortions and birth control and premarital sex is illegal. He is a dangerous lunatic as well, just in a different – but in many ways more sneaky and sinister – way.
Either way, America, we’re fucked.
Watch Jimmy Kimmel’s grand plan below:
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Shannon Barber is a self- described queer feminist and activist for racial equality, LGBT rights, women’s rights, and secular rights in America. She is a lifelong lover of words, though her educational background is in computer science. She currently writes for 2 liberal websites, and keeps her own humor blog for lesbians. She hopes to change the world, one mind at a time.